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Roger books spot in quarters

01.08.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger booked a spot in the quarter-finals of the London Olympics with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin today.

Even though Roger was not at his absolute best, he secured a clear victory today in his quest for a first gold medal in the singles. Play only started after a rain delay of over an hour. Roger found an excellent start, breaking right in the second game. But his 3-0 lead then melted as Istomin broke back and Roger had to save two break points at 5-5 to then finally go all the way, securing the set with his third set point. Another early break in the second set was then enough for our champ to wrap up the encounter after 1 hour and 21 minutes. 

Roger will now play John Isner or Janko Tipsarevic in the quarter-finals.

 
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08/02/2012 | 01:01 PM
cool!!love to see you with wawrinka in doubles to..keep it up champ!!
08/02/2012 | 12:03 PM
Dear Roger
Congratulations on your win in the 3rd round! You played well enough and I sincerely hope that you'll be healthy and fit enough for today's match! It will be a tough one, but I hope you'll succeed!
Wish you all the best and good luck dearest Roger!
Go, Roger, gooooooooooooooooooo!
Love, Mimi
08/02/2012 | 10:54 AM
Congratulations Roger and good luck against Isner. love, Liz x
08/02/2012 | 10:46 AM
cont
will ever lose those beautiful memories of winning gold in Beijing 4 years ago--very very special.
Wishing you all of the very best for your QF match
Kindest regards
Margaret
08/02/2012 | 10:35 AM
Hello Roger
Congratulations on winning your 3rd round match--so difficult for all concerned with the crazy English weather, rain, wind and rescheduling. Thank goodness for the CC roof.
Enjoyed watching "Mr Drop Shot' may not be a lot in number but boy aren't they effective when you play them! Breathtaking.
Denis played well and 'hung in there' for as long as possible.Your hot shot the first point of the 2nd set--magic.
So sorry that you lost the doubles BUT neither you or Stan [or myself]
08/02/2012 | 09:28 AM
Well done Roger, just now saw the video highlights of Roger Federer vs Istomin 3rd round match --



http://www.rogerfedererfans.com/forum/topic/560-match-report-pics-and-video-highlights-of-roger-federer-vs-denis-istomin-2nd-round-london-olympics-2012-wimbledon/


Go for Gold
08/02/2012 | 08:21 AM
A good match Roger. It is tough playing these guys. But you played well.
Next up Isner. Should be a cracker. Good luck :)
08/02/2012 | 08:12 AM
Congratulations and good luck.
08/02/2012 | 08:00 AM
★Excellent Roger!

Well done you are playing amazing! Keep going!

All the best for the quarters! Fight!!! Aim to kill! You can do it! Lots of enthusiasm and self love! Confidence!!! Come on!!!

Take care and keep enjoying!

I love you… :) xoxoxoxo
08/02/2012 | 07:31 AM
BEST OF LUCK RF ON YOUR NEXT MATCH!
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